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[Amazon.ca] WD Blue 8TB Internal HDD 5640 RPM 128MB $159.99

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CMR drive.

Possibility of getting this plus $30 off via Amazon Business makes it extremely very hot (I ordered two drives at $146.89 each tax in). Check the following: amazon-ca-amazon-business-30-off-next-t ... s-2537971/

Otherwise the price is warm/hot. This was $149.99 at Newegg a week ago, but I waited for Amazon to drop the price so that I can order through Amazon Business. Also, many prefer dealing with Amazon over Newegg, so here you go.
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was $149.00 a few days ago at newegg. got one
am considering to get another one.
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it this a new drive or something? barely has any reviews
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aouniat wrote: Also, many prefer dealing with Amazon over Newegg, so here you go.
I'm one of those people. Was watching this drive for the past few months on Amazon and I never saw it go below $180 until now. Picked one up using gift cards I had accumulated. Thanks for sharing!
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Would this be useful for a new gaming PC build, along with 2 1TB NVME SSDs?
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Guest8372412 wrote: Would this be useful for a new gaming PC build, along with 2 1TB NVME SSDs?
You don't want to be running games off this hard drive.... so it depends on your purpose.
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Guest8372412 wrote: Would this be useful for a new gaming PC build, along with 2 1TB NVME SSDs?
As long as you're putting your games on your SSDs, yeah.

If you are planning to use it for games, get a 7200rpm hard drive, ideally WD Black, but Blue is fine for a budget option too.

I use drives like these for my Plex server since reading movie files doesn't really require much speed.
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calvados.boulard wrote: Looks like SMR?
nope, it's CMR


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CMR: WD5000AZLX, WD5000AZRZ, WD10EZEX, WD10EZRZ, WD20EZRZ, WD30EZRZ, WD40EZRZ, WD80EAZZ
SMR: WD20EZAZ, WD20EZBX, WD30EZAZ, WD40EZAZ, WD60EZAZ
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Guest8372412 wrote: Would this be useful for a new gaming PC build, along with 2 1TB NVME SSDs?
I have the same thing,

SSD1 is for OS/programs, SSD2 is for games. HDD is for everything else...large files that don't fit on the other two drives. Music library, local copies of media files.

My NR200 has room for a HDD at the bottom and this was the best value drive for that purpose.

https://i.imgur.com/tZEWWtl.jpg


I bought mine from newegg for $150 as well.....it was well packaged and I did a full scan of the drive
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$139.78/each tax included in Japan
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maybe because the shipping cost is sky high these days?
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Are these good for long term storage/backup/archive?
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vtse wrote: Are these good for long term storage/backup/archive?
this is a very conventional hard drive suited for general purpose use. Nothing more nothing less. You could use this drive to make copies of data you have somewhere else, or as a main local data drive. All my important data is backed up elsewhere too. You would never rely on any single drive to have your only copy of important files.

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